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For Saturday, August 30, 2014

LAST UPDATED: 10:26 p.m. HST, Aug 29, 2014

Jodo Mission of Hawaii, 1429 Makiki St., 949-3995. Guest speaker Corey Wong will talk about integrating the mind, body and spirit through tai chi and give a demonstration, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Bodhi Tree Dharma Center, 654A N. Judd St. Chamtrul Rinpoche, a meditation master and scholar from the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in India, will teach Saturday to Monday; he began teaching Friday. All classes will be held at the Nuuanu center except the Sunday classes slated for the Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center in Aikahi Shopping Center, 25 Kaneohe Bay Drive, suite 205. Donations for each class will be on a sliding scale. Call Margy at 537-1171 for more information or to register.

» Classes include: "Emptiness and Compassion," 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (bring a potluck dish); Buddhist philosophy, 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday; dream yoga, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday; and "The Four Immeasurables to Open the Heart," 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday (bring a potluck dish).

Interfaith Conversations, Pohai Nani Retirement Community (second floor), 45-090 Namoku St. Henry Hail, who is writing his dissertation for a sociology degree at the University of California at Irvine, will speak on "Volunteering in China," 1 to 2 p.m. Monday. His dissertation is about the attitudes of Chinese young people toward inequality, and how volunteer organizations are addressing educational inequality. Call chaplain Ruth Peterson at 236-7814.

Interfaith Open Table Discussion. The Rev. Thomas E. Lynch of Louisiana State University and the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Lynch of the University of Texas Pan America will serve as guest speakers, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd. The ministers are the co-founders of the International Academy for Interfaith Studies. For additional information, email Bishop Stephen Randolph Sykes at InterfaithAllianceHawaii@ hawaii.rr.com.

Meditation Course. Richard Hennessey offers a free introductory workshop on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 6 at Bodhi Tree Dharma Center, 654A N. Judd St. Hennessey also will teach an eight-week MBSR class for $260, including materials, Saturdays from Sept. 13 to Nov. 1 at the same time and place. Call 372-1219 or email rhawareness@yahoo.com.

Senior Housing Options. Free informational presentation, 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 10 at Manoa Valley Church, 2728 Huapala St. The event will be held in the multi-purpose room. Attending will be representatives from Arcadia/Craigside, Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, Kuakini Geriatric Care, Manoa Senior Care, Palolo Chinese Home, Pohai Nani Good Samaritan, and The Plaza. Visit www.manoavalleychurch.org or call 988-3271.

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square, 524-2822, ext. 217. On Friday, the cathedral's free Friday noontime concert series will celebrate the 176th anniversary of the birth of Queen Lili‘uokalani. Music director and organist John Robert Renke will perform music of Edward Elgar, Malcolm Williamson, Queen Lili‘uokalani and William Walton. Admission and parking are free. Calabash offering accepted. Visit www.thecathedralofstandrew.org.

Religion writer Pat Gee is writing a new blog, "In the Spirit," available free at inthespirit.staradvertiser­blogs.com. Send your announcements and photos of recent and future events to pgee@staradvertiser.com.

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